Osinbajo hails UN’s E4J initiative on crime prevention among youths

Written by on June 19, 2019

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has lauded the Education for Justice Initiative by the United Nations Office on Drug and Crime.

The initiative was meant to create awareness in order to prevent criminal activities among youths.

Osinbajo who was represented by his Special Adviser on Rule of Law, Mrs Farida Waziri-Azi, made the commendation during the launch of the programme on Tuesday in Abuja.

The News Agency of Nigeria recalls that the E4J initiative was a component of the Global Programme for the implementation of the 2015 Doha Declaration of fostering a culture of lawfulness among young people.

According to Osinbajo, mainstreaming variety of topics regarding criminal justice and rule of law into age-appropriate educational materials will help prevent criminal thoughts in children at an early age.

He said the rule of law was the essential framework for development, security, economic growth, provision of social services, peaceful resolution of conflicts and access to justice that ensure respect for human rights.

Osibanjo said “The launch of the UNODC Education for Justice Initiative in Nigeria is a timely and laudable one.

“We are especially happy to see its collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Education and other relevant agencies in promoting culture of lawfulness in Nigeria.

“It is our hope that this collaboration further empowers our education systems in developing young people’s ability in critically understanding the essential elements of accountability.

“Equality, fairness and respect for the rule of law, in adherence with domestic and international laws.

“We also look forward to a youth populace that demonstrates skills, values and attitudes of integrity and positive engagements in all of their endeavours”, Osinbajo said.



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